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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Blacksburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 44,303. Blacksburg is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Blacksburg offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Blacksburg there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Blacksburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blacksburg are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,107
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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Blacksburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    51.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    57.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    2.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    84.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    507.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    53%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in Blacksburg

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,173
National
$62,843

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